We like listening to music while we get things done. One of the most popular posts on the blog has been our collection of our favorite music playlists.
Since then, we’ve collected many more and many of you submitted your favorites too. Here are 10 new playlists you want to add to your Asian Efficiency music collection.
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The Dark Knight Rises
Not only was this a fantastic movie but the soundtrack is superb as well. Since this soundtrack is around 50 minutes, it’s perfect to bust out a double pomodoro to get something done.
Ronale Jenkees – Disorganized Fun
A new composer we discovered is Ronald Jenkees. Anything by him is great but check out Disorganized Fun to get you started.
The Amazing Spider-Man
This is a very mellow soundtrack without any lyrics – perfect to get some serious writing done.
I have to give credit to AE reader Geoff for this recommendation. TRON Legacy by Daft Punk has an unusual sound but it’s very stimulating without any lyrics.
The Life Aquatic Exclusive Studio Sessions (featuring Seu Jorge)
We really like playlists that are in a foreign language. When you can’t decipher the words at all, the experience is very similar to listening to something without any lyrics.
This is a very mellow playlist. Ideal for administrative tasks and a good way to close your week.
Credit to AE reader Aaron L.
Lifehacker Trance List
Whitson Gordon, editor-in-chief of Lifehacker, has compiled a list of his favorite trance tracks. If you need something to pump you up, have a listen to this one.
xx by The XX
A relatively unknown indie pop band, The XX’s album xx has become one of our favorites to listen to. It’s really slow and mellow which are ideal for focused work.
Need for Speed – The Run
When you want to listen to dark, upbeat and stimulating tracks, listen to the soundtrack of the Need For Speed – The Run (video game).
The Oblivion Soundtrack is a classical playlist. It’s slow, has only a couple tracks with lyrics and it is great to have in the background when you’re focusing on your work.
Another relatively unknown band is Cut Copy. They have fantastic tracks that will put you in a good mood and that will inject you with some positive energy. Ideal for later in the day or closing your week with a bang.
This soundtrack was recommended by one of our Twitter followers (can’t find who anymore – let us know who you are! Update: It was Nick!). It’s a very chill and laidback playlist with no lyrics. I’ve never seen the movie (planning too now) but the tracks are ideal for focused work.
There you have it – 10 new playlists to enjoy the next time you want to get things done. What do you like to listen to? Give us some of your recommendations in the comments below!